india: India invokes peace clause for third time as rice subsidies exceed cap

India has for the third time invoked the peace clause for exceeding the ten% ceiling on help it provided its rice farmers. The nation knowledgeable the WTO that the worth of its rice manufacturing in 2020-21 was $45.56 billion whereas it gave subsidies value $6.9 billion, which comes out to fifteen.14% as towards the permitted 10%.

The peace clause protects India’s meals procurement programmes towards motion from WTO members in case the subsidy ceilings are breached.

New Delhi had first invoked the clause in 2020 when it grew to become the primary nation to take action.

New Delhi instructed the WTO on Friday the shares beneath the programme are acquired and launched to fulfill the home meals safety wants of India’s poor and weak inhabitants, and to not impede business commerce or meals safety of others.
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